Each year close to one million Ontarians find relief from pain and lead healthier, more active lives thanks to chiropractic care. Chiropractors are specifically educated and trained to diagnose, treat and prevent conditions related to the spine, nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
Patients seek treatment from a chiropractor for:
- Back and neck pain
- Motor vehicle accident injuries
- Sports injuries
- Workplace injuries
- Strains and sprains
Chiropractors work with patients to resolve pain, discomfort and restricted range of motion that can result from injury. Once patients feel better, many continue to see their chiropractor to help prevent further injury.
2011 Consumer Reports respondents preferred chiropractic over medication, deep-tissue massage and over-the-counter remedies for back and neck pain.
Chiropractors are also trained to recommend rehabilitative exercises, and can offer nutritional and general health and wellness counseling. A chiropractor does not prescribe drugs or perform surgery, but may refer to a medical specialist for treatment when appropriate.
Treatment you can count on
More than 80% of Ontarians will experience back pain.
Research continues to prove the value of chiropractic care with consistently high marks for clinical effectiveness, cost efficiency and patient satisfaction. Chiropractic treatment has excellent return-to-work outcomes and has held the highest satisfaction ratings among injured workers for almost a decade.
As chiropractic is a non-invasive approach to common musculoskeletal conditions, the risk of a serious side effect is extremely low. Millions of back, neck and joint adjustments are performed safely every year in Canada.